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I Love New York Hosted Eagle Academy Students for a Day at Hunter Mountain

Apr 13, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Smiling faces of the Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem teachers, kids, their parents and invited guestsSki trip expands opportunities for young New Yorkers and helps broaden reach of tourism campaign

Albany, N.Y. (April 10) -  I LOVE NY today announced it partnered with the Ski Areas of NY (SANY) to host a day of outdoor activities for Eagle Academy students in an effort to expand opportunities for young New Yorkers and broaden the reach of its tourism campaign.  On Saturday, April 4, 30 students from the Eagle Academy for Young Men, an all-boys college preparatory school with locations across New York City, took to the slopes of Hunter Mountain as the guests of New York State's Division of Tourism/ I LOVE NY. The students enjoyed skiing lessons, courtesy of Ski Areas of NY (SANY) and Hunter Mountain's expert ski instructor staff.

Exhibition Opening at FDR Library - "The Spirit of the Gift: Gifts of State and Affection"

Apr 9, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Hyde Park, N.Y. - The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will open a special exhibition, "The Spirit of the Gift: Gifts of State and Affection," with a public reception and exhibit preview on Friday, April 24, 2015. The reception will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center, followed by an exhibit preview in the William J. vanden Heuvel Gallery in the Library and Museum. This event is free and open to the general public.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum hosts Storm King Mountain Hike

Mar 27, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Storm King MountainCornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - On Saturday, April 11 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum at Storm King Mountain for a rigorous hike up the mountain. This hike, led by environmental educator Lisa Mechaley, is geared for adults and children 12 and older who would like to learn about the history of Storm King Mountain and want to enjoy the extraordinary views of the Hudson.

Staatsburgh State Historic Site Opening for Tour Season

Mar 20, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Staatsburgh State Historic SiteSite Features an Intact Mansion of the Gilded Age

Staatsburg, N.Y. - Staatsburgh State Historic Site, also known as Mills Mansion, will open for the season on Thursday, April 16.  Tours will be offered Thursdays through Sundays from 11am to 5pm (last tour begins at 4pm), along with a full roster of special programs including the very popular Downton Abbey-themed tour and the Gilded Age Tea & Talk series.  The 79-room mansion overlooking the Hudson River is in the hamlet of Staatsburg, between Hyde Park and Rhinebeck.  A time capsule of the Gilded Age, Staatsburgh retains its original furnishings and opulent décor.

Fighting for Freedom Movie Series at Philipse Manor Hall

Mar 18, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

"Glory" and "Amazing Grace" Will Be First Two Films in Four-Part Series

Yonkers, N.Y. - 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the end of America's bloodiest conflict, the Civil War. In commemoration of the historic events that took place, Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site has announced the dates for the first two installments of a four-part movie series titled, "Fighting for Freedom." Each film in the series will focus on the topics of slavery and the Civil War. The first two films shown will be "Glory" on Saturday, April 11 at 4 p.m. and "Amazing Grace" on Saturday, May 9 at 4 p.m. All films will be shown at Philipse Manor Hall, located at 29 Warburton Ave. in Yonkers, just blocks from the Yonkers train station.

FDR Presidential Library and Museum to present a live performance of "Pete Seeger: The Storm King"

Mar 12, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Pete Seegerwith Jeff Haynes, Richie Stearns, Sara Milonovich, Sean Harkness, and Timothy Hill

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home

Hyde Park, N.Y. - The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present a live performance of "Pete Seeger: The Storm King" with Jeff Haynes (Richie Stearns, Sara Milonovich, Sean Harkness, and Timothy Hill), an audiovisual presentation of Pete Seeger's spoken words -- in his own recorded voice -- set to live music and video. This performance is based on the audio book of the same name -- nominated for a Grammy® and named "An especially interesting and lovely experiment, [deserving] to be heard" in a starred review by Library Journal.

Spring Break Mini-Camps at John Jay Homestead

Mar 9, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Katonah, N.Y. - Calling all curious kids! From Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3, John Jay Homestead State Historic Site will hold two-hour mini-camps for children age five to ten. This is a drop-off program exploring a different topic each session.

On Monday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the theme will be Heat & Light. How did people work or read without electricity? How did they keep warm during the cold winter without heaters? Children will answer these questions as they explore John Jay's bedroom, office and dining room; then make hand-dipped candles to take home.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum announces a Fishy Fun Weekend at the Wildlife Education Center

Mar 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Brook Trout fingerlingsCornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, from 12 p.m.-4p.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting: Trout Weekend at the Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson.

"The Brook Trout is New York's official State fish. A native of New York, it is a small, attractive and feisty game fish,"

Not-for-Profits Wanted to Participate in the 5th Annual Newburgh Volunteer Fair on May 2

Feb 25, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Newburgh Volunteer FairNewburgh, N.Y. - Not-for profits in the greater Newburgh area are encouraged to participate in the 5th Annual Newburgh Volunteer Fair. This event is to be held at Washington's Headquarters on Saturday, May 2nd, from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Safe Harbors of the Hudson and the Newburgh Free Library are in partnership with the historic site coordinating this program.

The day provides not-for-profit organizations an opportunity to raise awareness of the great and important services they provide, as well as network and provide support to each other. These organizations rely upon volunteers to assist in their endeavors. Representatives of these organizations will staff a table to provide information and be available to recruit new volunteers who wish to join their efforts.

Civil War Lecture at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Feb 12, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Robert Spiegelman wlll Focus on New York's Role in Conflict 

Yonkers, N.Y. - Robert Spiegelman, President of Real-View Media LLC and a Doctor of Sociology at several campuses of the City University of New York, will present his lecture, New York's Civil and Uncivil War: From the Slave Trade and Monuments to the "Gangs of New York" at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in downtown Yonkers. The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 12th at 7:00 PM.

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